Sajjidah Shah

Sajjida Bibi Shah¬†(born 25 June 1988 in¬†Hyderabad, Sindh,¬†Pakistan) is a¬†female¬†Pakistani¬†cricketer. A right-handed¬†batsman and¬†off spin¬†bowler, she has played two¬†Tests¬†and 42¬†One-Day Internationals¬†for the¬†Pakistan national women’s cricket team.

Sajjida Shah made her debut for Pakistan in a One-Day International against¬†Ireland¬†on 23 July 2000 when aged just twelve. She played four ODIs on that tour,¬†and also played her first Test match, in what is Ireland’s only women’s Test to date.

In 2001 she played seven ODIs against the Netherlands in Karachi and in 2002 played six ODIs against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, before what is perhaps the finest moment of her career to date happened in 2003.

At the¬†IWCC Trophy¬†in the¬†Netherlands¬†in July 2003, she played in all five of Pakistan’s matches.In the opening match against¬†Japan, she tore through the Japanese batting line-up, taking seven¬†wickets¬†for just four¬†runs.¬†This was the best bowling performance in the tournament¬†and remains the best innings bowling performance in the history of¬†women’s ODI cricket.¬†She took twelve wickets overall and was the tournament’s top wicket-taker.

The following year, the¬†West Indies¬†toured Pakistan and Shah played in seven ODIs.and a Test match against them. The Test is her (and Pakistan’s)last Test match to date.Since then, she has played in two¬†¬†tournaments and five ODIs against¬†South Africa.

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